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Pointless Mystification of the Political Process

Jason Linkins

The Media Having Hard Time Accepting The Fact That Romney Won Last Night | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.07.2012 | Media

Because the primary process is designed to be elongated, and because the media loves exciting storylines, a night where Mitt Romney went out and did everything he was supposed to do has been turned into a Pyrrhic victory for Rick Santorun and Newt Gingrich, two guys who split a smaller portion of delegates between the two of them, underperformed throughout the night, and who have big limitations on their campaign infrastructure going forward. What everyone should be saying is that we now have a race between one guy who could conceivably notch the nomination and three guys who might delay him. Instead, we're hearing that Romney could not deliver the "knockout punch" in a contest that ended up a "Republican Split Decision" and that it's actually Romney who has "no clear path to victory."